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How Witch It Is Audiobook

How Witch It Is: Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Books 1-3

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Hemlock Cove, where the town is magically rebranded - but real witches aren't necessarily welcome.

That makes things hard for the Winchester witches - including local newspaper reporter Bay. She's got a persnickety family - wait until you met Aunt Tillie - and a penchant for stumbling across trouble.

Thankfully for Bay, she's got loyal cousins and the ability to talk to ghosts as she tries to solve mysteries and put souls to rest.

Follow Bay as she meets a man who is more than he seems and tries to hide a history that is centuries in the making.

This is the first three books in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest cozy mystery series. It includes: Any Witch Way You Can, Every Witch Way But Wicked, and Witching You Were Here.

©2012 Amanda M. Lee (P)2015 Amanda M. Lee

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    Pam 11-01-15
    Pam 11-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Aunt Tilly strikes again"

    Love this series. The right balance of humour and intrigue to keep you interested till the end. Can't wait for the next book in the series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MerylB 01-08-17
    MerylB 01-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Mixed bag"

    It's sort of hard to judge the writing, which - aside from needing some serious editing - seems pretty good.

    The narration is another story. Read at break-neck speed, with little differentiation between the main characters (I know it's got to be hard, three cousins and their three mothers, but still, that's your job). Some line readings are just so off it's painful - and worse, certain words are constantly mispronounced (vehemently is not read as vee-HEM-ently, e.g.). Also, the three cousins are supposed to be in their twenties but come off sounding like 16yo Valley girls.

    Can't totally blame the narrator: what were the director or producer doing?

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    Amazon Customer 10-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Winchester tales continue"

    three good tales of the Winchester witches. can't wait to read the next book. Enjoy!

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    Janet Chada Woodbridge, VA United States 10-12-16
    Janet Chada Woodbridge, VA United States 10-12-16
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    "Like woah."

    Loved the story but the narrator made everyone sound like an angsty teen. Like Jimmy Fallon's Sara character in his "Ew!" skits. I think the inflection was off? I love Aunt Tilly and would like to see the Moms fleshed out more. Just because you are over 50 doesn't mean your life is over! Hopefully I will get my wish in later books.

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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 09-03-16
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 09-03-16 Member Since 2015

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    "not for me"

    Not the cozy story that held my attention. After 3 months I could not finish it.

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    Kelly D AZ, USA 08-23-16
    Kelly D AZ, USA 08-23-16
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    "Is this YA?"

    Between the text and the narrator, it sounds like a bad YA novel, I couldn't stand it anymore after a couple of chapters.

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    Dawn 06-25-16
    Dawn 06-25-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Great box set"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this box set. It gave me the chance to hear three great books for the price of one. I had been considering buying Any Witch Way You Can,book one in The Witches of the Midwest series, when I saw this set. I enjoyed the originality Ms Lee showed in this series. Aris did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. I highly recommend it.

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    Robin Dillon 05-24-16 Member Since 2001
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    "Not worth it"
    What disappointed you about How Witch It Is?

    I could only get through the first book, the mystery was ridiculous. All they do to try to find the murderer is ask the ghosts, the plot is almost non-existant.


    Has How Witch It Is turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    There is no distinction between the voices you never know which character is talking.


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    yepyepyepuhuhh 02-29-16
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    "Juvenile at best"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If it were not for some of the Mature Audience allusions I would think this book would be best appreciated by a 9 year old.


    What was most disappointing about Amanda M. Lee’s story?

    Her characters were extremely immature.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Aris?

    Yes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator did a good job of relaying the infantile emotions of the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen ORLANDO, FL, United States 02-24-16
    Karen ORLANDO, FL, United States 02-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "I Love these CRAZY WITCH Women!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to How Witch It Is the most enjoyable?

    I absolutely love the interplay between the characters. Their bickering and bantering back and forth makes me laugh out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    Someone made a comment in a review of the individual version of this first book in this series saying they hated the narrator. To each their own. I Love Aris. I can't imagine these characters sounding differently then they do today. I immediately know who is speaking as Aris changes voices. Please DON'T change narrators.

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    "Light to the point of being empty"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    All of the main characters. They're one-dimensional petulant and narcissistic. There are plot holes. The writing keeps repeating words within a sentence or phrases within a paragraph.


    What was most disappointing about Amanda M. Lee’s story?

    It could have been light-hearted fun, but with no heart and no fun, it's light, with only faults to stand out.


    Do you think How Witch It Is needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It's clearly aimed at having a follow-on book, but I won't be bothering with it.


    Any additional comments?

    It would have got 2.5 for all categories, but I've divided it into two 2s and a 3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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